In March Arisa, an Italian singer, visited the very poor country of Haiti, and met children whose survival is a victory, but she also saw a lot of hope in the projects of the Fondazione Francesca Rava in this country where every hour two children die of curable diseases, and 1 child out of 2 does not go to school. To help these children and bring attention to the conditions in which millions of them live, Arisa has launched a CD with her song “Voice” from her latest album ” Looking at the Sky”, enriched by the voices of the children of the NPH Orphanage in Kenscoff, in addition to an emotional video recorded right in Haiti.
Arisa’s extraordinary vocal and expressive talents are combined with moving images to a surprising result: a “voice” to help Haiti.
The project, undertaken in collaboration with Warner, is available in digital format on iTunes and in other digital stores. Part of the proceeds will go to the Francesca Rava Foundation to help the children of Haiti by supporting the St Ambroise school in the Cité Soleil slum, one of the largest in the world. The school needs to be renovated and expanded, furnished with new desks and chairs, to welcome and give a daily meal to 500 children.
Fondazione Francesca Rava N.P.H. Italia helps children in need both in Italy and in the rest of the world and is the Italian representative of N.P.H. Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a non-profit organization started by father W.B. Wasson that has been helping orphaned and abandoned children for over 60 years with the creation of orphanages and hospitals in 9 Latin American countries: Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Peru and Bolivia.
The Fondazione Francesca Rava has been working in Haiti for 28 years under the guidance of Father Rick Frechette, Doctor on the front line, with 3 hospitals including NPH. St. Damien Children’s Hospital which assists 80,000 children a year, 2 rehabilitation centers for disabled children, 2 orphanages for 800 children, street schools for 10,000 children, Francisville, a training and professional center that produces and teaches how to make bread, pasta, bricks for the rural communities , the reconstruction project Fors Lakay in the slums, programs of self sustainability to fight malnutrition, funerals for thousands of abandoned corpses and for those whose loved ones are too poor to give them a dignified burial.
Arisa is a singer, actress, writer, television star. Her artistic career is vast, every part of it illuminated by the sun of talent. Hers is one of the finest Italian female voices, capable of expressing great emotions. Recently she starred in the 2016 Sanremo Festival with the single “Guardando il cielo ” which is also the title of her latest album released on February 12. In previous years Arisa won the Festival in 2009 with “Sincerità” and in 2014 with “Controvento”, in 2012 she came in second with “La Notte” and she worked with Carlo Conti, Emma Marrone, and Rocio Mugnoz Morales in the 2015 edition of the Festival.
Sponsor an N.P.H. Child, With € 26 per month, the equivalent of less than a coffee a day, you can give a child shelter in one of N.P.H.’s Houses, medical care, education and the love of a large family.
With € 50 you can donate a complete meal for a month for a class of the street schools.
With € 70 you can donate a school desk for 5 children.
For more information and to help:
Fondazione Francesca Rava – NPH Italia Onlus, Tel. +39 02 54122917 – www.nph-italia.org